Saturday, June 29, 2013

June 29

Hailed my first cab today and haggled with the driver in Arabic. Assuming we would take the price he gave us (because we were obviously tourists), he started out at one rial which is equivalent to $2.68 USD, but in Oman, the price for our trip should have been around 200 baiza (there are 1000 baiza per rial). I finally was able to bargain down to our goal price of 200 baiza. What an experience standing in 115 degree heat at 12 noon, waiting for a cab to stop!

2 comments:

  1. Love this blog, Kerong! And the pictures are fabulous. It looks and sounds like the most amazing experience!

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  2. I am really enjoying Oman and learning Arabic in such a natural environment.

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